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ICA/CCVQ

ICA/CCVQ
Tags: Societal crisis Social-spatial relations Providing alternatives to institutions New Organizing Local/regional government Legal status Experimenting Adapting Accommodation/housing

The Cooperative of consumption and housing of Quilmes (CCVQ, in its spanish initials) was created in 1987, when a group of neighbors organized itself to solve housing's needs. The Cooperative is located in the locality of Ezpeleta near Quilmes, situated 17 km from Buenos Aires City (CABA) and very closed (just a few meters) from the highway "Buenos Aires-La Plata ". It is important to say that it is geographically situated in a strategic point: in the second industrial belt of Buenos Aires suburbs, one of the areas more affected by housing deficit.

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  • March 1st 1987
  • March 3th 1993
  • October 1st, 1993
  • May 10th 1998
  • March 4th, 2002
  • July 8th, 2003
  • March 1st 1987

    Legal Capacity and buying of land

    The present CTP is about the moment when the Quilmes Cooperative Limited of consumption and housing obtained its legal capacity, established the cooperative mode and bought the land where the houses will be built.

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  • March 3th 1993

    Infrastructure problems

    This Critical Turning Point, is focus on the problem of the connection to public services of the neighborhood were the Quilmes Cooperative Limited of consumption and housing (Cooperativa de consumo y vivienda Quilmes Ltda.) is located.

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    4 related events

  • October 1st, 1993

    Public acknowledgments

    After 15 years of trajectory, the CCVQ was awarded by the National Institute of Social Economy and a few years later by the National Senate. These recognitions reinforced their activities and allowed to promote new projects.

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    9 related events

  • May 10th 1998

    self-building and housing allocation: the module system

    In this CTP, the CCVQ developed an innovation that defines the subsequent trajectory of the initiative. They developed a system of housing allocation based on the accumulation of work hours in the activities of self housing and infrastructure in the neighborhood.

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    3 related events

  • March 4th, 2002

    Specialized working groups

    Faced with the deep economic and social crisis that affected the country in the early 2000s, the Cooperative created specialized working groups to offering its associates the possibility of learning a trade and promoting the generation of work alternatives.

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    4 related events

  • July 8th, 2003

    New productive and services projects

    From the experience of self-construction of housing, the cooperative initiates new projects not linked to the satisfaction of housing needs. The new projects were oriented to improving their quality of life in the neirbourhood.

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    6 related events

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